Vicars' Vaudeville

Vicars' Vaudeville

5.0 (3)

About this pro

I focus lessons heavily on music theory and the ability to play music with friends and family.  It’s important to me that lessons feel easy and enjoyable every step of the way. 

Right now, I teach exclusively online. It helps me keep my prices as low as possible. I'm always willing to offer free lessons until the student feels comfortable with the online learning format. 

916-896-8073.

[email protected]

My goodness.

What don't I love about teaching music? This might be a bit of a ramble. But it's fully sincere.

I adore every part of teaching music. This is the best employment I can imagine for myself. I would do this for free if I could survive. I'm always happy to teach a few free lessons.

I grew up in a deaf family. ASL is my first language. Both my parents are sign-language professors and operate the online ASL dictionary http://lifeprint.com. Music wasn’t something I had much access to.

I remember wanting to play music so badly. But, was tone-deaf and had no proper musical understanding. I remember feeling jealous of my friends who came from musical families. It was very frustrating.

In high school, my wonderful parents gifted me an Ibanez acoustic steel-string guitar with heavy gauged strings for my 16th birthday. It destroyed my fingers. Playing sounded bad and hurt badly. Progress went very slowly.

Thankfully, my family didn’t hear how awful I was and I could always practice freely. I sounded bad for a long time. I learned the hard way.

I am so grateful for having a supportive family. They didn't understand why I wanted to learn music, but their support made all the difference.

In High School, I took every band, guitar, choir, and theatre class available. I checked out every music book in the library, and I bought every cheap thrift store instrument I could afford.

Currently, I own/play about 30-40 different instruments.

Honestly, I owe nearly all my understanding of music to Music Theory. That's when everything finally started to make sense.

I took a music theory class in my first year of college. It changed my life. My best advice to new musicians is to learn music theory as soon as you can. I wish I started earlier.

Music is a beautifully simple language and most people make it harder than it needs to be. I firmly believe music should be accessible to everyone. If you can count to 8, you can play music.

Practicing the simple patterns behind music helped me feel finally feel safe writing my own songs and playing music with others. I love to share that same feeling with everyone I can. 

In addition to teaching music, I worked as a 1 on 1 tutor providing behavioral therapy for nonvocal children on the autism spectrum for about 10 years. I structure the core of my lessons similarly to ABA therapy teaching tactics. I do my best to break down music theory into a series of easy-to-remember behaviors. Every student learns differently. I work to honor each student's individual learning style and adjust lessons to be as enjoyable and reinforcing as possible.  

If you want a few free lessons for you or anyone you know, please contact me.

My number is 916-896-8073.
Email is [email protected]

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Sacramento, CA 95826
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Kelsey Johnson

    Logan is a dedicated teacher, and will share his vast knowledge of music theory to anyone who will listen! He is well versed in all the modes and all the scales. He can dance around key signatures like bo body’s business. He can transpose any sheet of music. If you like a song and want to learn how to play it, then go to Logan and he will teach you everything you need to know to get you on your way to becoming a rock star musician in no time. He is kind and supportive, and sees the great potential in every soul who reaches out to him. Use him, or greatly miss out on a once in a lifetime connection with a truly talented musician. Logan is music, and you can be too.

  • Tony B

    Logan has a unique authenticity that makes communication easy to digest. It would be safe to say Logan’s instrument of choice is guitar. But his knowledge for a plethora of instruments exist. Music theory is understandably one of the MOST intimidating forms of teaching. Even for musicians with pre existing skills and knowledge!!! Logan does a great job of breaking down those barriers and conveying things in a fun yet effective format.

  • Kevin Frodahl

    Logan has a wealth of experience on a number of instruments and his lessons are rooted in both a genuine love and understanding of music theory, performance, and most importantly, understanding his students and spreading his enthusiasm for music and learning to students of many age, and skill ranges, both in group and one-on-one classes. I cannot recommend him more highly.



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

`Always ask as many questions as possible. I do my best to understand why students are inspired to learn. Then, I will custom tailor the curriculum to be entertaining. Every student learns differently. I try very hard to respect that. 

I also like to keep lessons super simple and digestible. Nothing is more annoying than not understanding a lesson you paid good money for. I'm always willing to teach for free until lessons feel comfortable. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I work for 3 music studios actively.

~ New songs School of Music

~Music Speaks Studio

~Sacramento Guitar Society

I also substitute teach for School of Rock 


How did you get started teaching?

Both my parents are college professors. Teaching has always been a normal thing in my family. 

My first job was private tutoring and behavioral therapy. I have over 15 years of experience working with nonvocal students on the Autism Spectrum. I switched to teaching music full-time as soon as I could get away with it. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I very much value working with students who have difficulty learning in traditional settings.

I was very ADHD as a kid and I remember my frustration with school. Today, I try to teach in ways I would've liked to have been taught back then. 

I fully believe everyone has a right to wholesome education. I hope to do this for the rest of my life.